JAY – The Board of Selectpersons postponed the April 28 town meeting to a date yet to be determined, during a teleconference meeting held Monday evening.The board did not set a date for the meeting, which is conducted via a referendum-style secret ballot, and will therefore need to sign and post a new warrant at least seven days prior to the rescheduled meeting. The vote to postpone the meeting was unanimous.Emergency legislation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic allows municipalities to postpone town meeting votes with at least two days of advance warning. It also allows towns to use previously-printed ballots at a postponed meeting, and absentee ballots can continue to be collected.As previously presented, the 36-article warrant would approve $5,300,474 in proposed municipal expenditures would mark a roughly $9,000 reduction in spending as compared to the current fiscal year. With projected revenues increasing to $2.1 million, a $120,000 jump over the current budget, residents would be asked to pay $3.23 million in assessments, a decrease of roughly $130,000 or more than 3 percent.Candidates in the municipal election include incumbent Selectperson F. Timothy DeMillo running for his own seat and two candidates running for the 5th Selectperson seat: incumbent Selectperson Gary McGrane and challenger Trudy-Marie Marshall. Two positions are open on the Regional School Unit 73 board with a single candidate, incumbent Director Robert Staples II. Candidates running unopposed for trustee seats on the water district include Raymond Fleury II and Randall Doiron. All of these positions are three-year terms.In other business, the board unanimously approved having the town apply for a $50,000 grant through the Northern Forest Destination Development Initiative to go toward the construction of a 20-by-40 foot pavilion at French Falls Park. The open-sided structure will have a concrete floor and multiple picnic tables that could be relocated during gatherings and concerts. The overall cost of the project is listed in the grant application as being $77,600.Selectperson Thomas Goding, owner of Thomas C. Goding & Son, Building Contractor, will act as the general contractor and provide labor for the project as an in-kind match for the grant.
“We’re going to try to hold an auction once a month if we can.“It’s good for sellers when there is uncertainty about price because if multiple bidders show up you might get a premium and it’s a 30-day cash contract if you sell it.”There are also benefits to buyers.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“If there is competition they know where it is, it’s all public and everyone can see what’s going on,” Mr Moller said.“In usual auction processes, another buyer could be offering a lot more and you wouldn’t know.“It’s not be all or end all but some properties suit an auction.”LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill will auction off two vacant blocks of land and homes at Cairns North, Manunda and Brinsmead later this month.Potential bidders are also invited to use the Gavl which streams auctions live and enables participation via smart phones or tablets. >> CAIRNS POST DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION: JUST $1 FOR THE FIRST 28 DAYS IT can attract multiple bidders and there’s a guarantee you get your money once a buyer commits, so are auctions the way of the future for Cairns?Not quite, says LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill principal Ross Moller, but they are a good option in a fickle market.The business will host its first auction at its Woodward St offices on March 25 at 5.30pm and have brought up auctioneer David Holmes especially for the event. Mr Moller said he hosted a “very successful” auction on March 2 at which 5 Bligh Cl, Clifton Beach sold for $754,000, well above the reserve.“There were four registered bidders which was a great turnout,” he said.“In this market there’s a bit of uncertainty about pricing so we’re just trying to get the best possible result for our sellers and auctions help with that. read more
However, the scenario playing out in Group D does not affect the other groups where some of the teams have established leadership.Aelex, Falana & Falana and SOOB/NICCOM LLP have clear lead in Group A, Group B and Group C of the 2019 BOA Lawyers League.Aelex leads Group A on six points from two games, followed by African Law Practice/SPA Ajibade, who has three points, George Etomi/FRA Williams and Perchstone & Graeys, who are on one point apiece and the bottom placed Aluko & Oyebode with no point yet.In Group B, former champions Falana leads with six points and is followed by UUBO/ACAS Law with four points, while another former champions, Lagos Ministry of Justice (LSMJ) has a point. Wole Olanipekun/Dele Adesina & Co. has no point.SOOB/NICCOM LLP is also on six points in Group C with another past champion Olisa Agbakoba and Templars, who have played only one match each, are second and third on three and one point respectively while Pinheiro is fourth on point. Olaniwun Ajayi the fifth team of the group has no point.Last weekend at the AstroTurf 2000 venue of the league, Pinheiro held Templars to a goalless draw, SOOB/NICCOM LLP hit Olaniwun Ajayi 3-0, BA Law/Probitas Partners ended its tie with DOA Law/Grey Chapel 1-1, while Banwo & Ighodalo defeated Advocaat 2-0.In other matches, Aluko & Oyebode lost 1-2 to ALP/SPA Ajibade, Aelex defeated Perchstone & Graeys LP 4-1, LSMJ lost 0-2 to Falana, just as UUBO/ACAS Law beat Wole Olanipekun/Dele Adesina 3-1.This Sunday, DOA Law/Greychapel will play Punuka Attorney in the opening game billed to kick off by 3.30 p.m, while BA Law LLP/Probitas Partners will lock horns with Advocaat in the second game.Templars will meet Olisa Agbakoba while Pinheiro will tackle Olaniwun Ajayi with Falana playing UUBO/ACAS Law.LSMJ has a date with Wole Olanipekun while ALP/SPA Ajibade battle George Etomi/FRA Williams. The last fixture of the Match-day 3 is Aluko & Oyebode versus Perchstone & Graeys LP.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With no clear run away leader yet in Group D of the on-going 2019 BOA Lawyers’ Football League, BA Law/Probitas Partners and Advocaat need to up their games this weekend in order to separate the men from the boys.BA Law/Probitas Partners on four points has a simple edge of just a point advantage over the next two teams of the group, Advocaat and Banwo & Ighodalo on three points respectively.DOA Law/GreyChapel Legal has one point while Punuka is yet to grab any point after two games. read more